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CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 11:45pm EST
book awards co-sponsored by the columbus foundation. we chose the name to indicate as far as we know know, there have been 30,000 years of steroid -- storytelling. so the border directors are john d. macarthur and the but finally the lawyer for the state of california. this event it is being co-sponsored we'll acknowledge their generosity to bring s to the historic room. we want to welcome richard hudson to greet you and it is professor of marriages and a member of the faculty of american studies and interdisciplinary program. he came to the uc berkeley english department 1964 although he continues teaching and tell this but he it is now president of the west literature association. and that the berkley's annual conference in october and then he said the buck with that. [laughter] >> i basically want to say one word. you happen to be in this tool room of the english department. i'd like other rooms has total control of this room because of the donation by the -- and alumni. but to say one word of a raging within the english department, since i came here almost 50 years ago, there has
FOX News
Nov 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
, new hampshire, and ohio. in fact, he and president obama are both in columbus right now. the president also visiting wisconsin and iowa today. bruce springsteen is along for the ride on the president's plane and warming up the crowds for the commander and chief. president obama is asking his supporters don't give up on me now. but governor romney says the president has not delivered the change he promised. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. your work is making a difference. the people of the world are watching. the people of america are watching. we can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. >> governor romney is a very talented salesman. and in this campaign he has tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad ideas and make them out to be new ideas. and try to convince you that he is all about change. he is trying to convince that you these bad old ideas are change. listen, we know what change look
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 2:00pm EST
everybody to the 33rd annual american book awards sponsored by the four columbus foundation. we choose the name to indicate that as far as we know there's been 30,000 years of storytelling in north america. so the members of our board of directors are john macarthur fellow, recipient of the presidential medal. the current chancellor of the academy of american poets and finally, the current lawyer for the state of california. this will be cosponsored by the english department and the african-american studies department. and we are acknowledged their generosity for bringing up to this historical room. that everybody would be able to find it. it's like a landmark. the great poets of the road, great of the world. we want to welcome richard hudson, professor to preaching on behalf of this department. he was professor emeritus and a member of the affiliated faculty of the american studies program and interdisciplinary program that was key founder 25 years ago. he came to you see berkeley's english department in 1964 and retired in 2009. although he's continued teaching until this summer. his
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 8:00am EST
. next a live report from columbus, ohio. i put away money. i was 21, so i said, "hmm, i want to retire at 55." and before you know it, i'm 58 years old. time went by very fast. it goes by too, too fast. ♪ but i would do it again in a heartbeat. [ laughs ] ♪ ♪ >>> we are an american family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. >> all eyes were on ohio. that's where we find carol costello, inside a diner in columbus. hey, carol. >> reporter: yeah, had to come inside a diner in celebration of your many diner visits, soledad. i'm in tommy's diner in columbus, ohio, on west broad street. one of the more famous diners in the city. sitting between me, tommy, who voted for barack obama and mike, who voted for mitt romney. and they're still talking. and they're still friends. how is that possible, mike? >> it's tough. it's tough. but after it's all said and done, we're still friends and we're hoping for a -- >> reporter: let me talk about your friendship. barack obama has been elected president, right? but there's still this bitter divide in the country. if you rea
ABC
Nov 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
happened to the holiday spirit? abc's john schriffen live tonight in columbus circle and john, you've got it all for us. good evening. >> reporter: david, good evening. all day, from shoppers, we've seen the good, the bad and the what were you thinking? when it comes to a discount, you might not believe what some people are willing to fight for. >> here we go! >> reporter: at midnight, when the gate went up, the crowd poured into this victoria's secret in tulsa. all for this. a pink shiny gift bag filled with purr fume and lotions. one of the deals that had black friday shoppers in a frenzy. from a scramble for dvds at a walmart in san diego. to this rush on a forever 21. >> people are going to get hurt! >> reporter: in massachusetts, a toddler loaded into an ambulance after he was left in a parked car at 1:30 in the morning while his caretaker went shopping at kmart. in san antonio, texas, a man tried to punch his way to the front of a line at sears. the los angeles police department deployed hundreds of extra officers and handed out shopping safety tips in local malls. >> so far, so goo
PBS
Nov 6, 2012 12:00am PST
the wisconsin stop with an afternoon rally inda columbus, ohio, a state both sides are fighting hard to win and where polls show the race is close. mr. obama plans to end the day in des moines iowa in the state that propelle s him to victory n the democratic caucuses four years ago. h >> we need you, viinia. suarez: vice president biden meanwhile held a pair of events in anotinr key bantle ground state: virginia. the campaignys headquartered in chicago where the president began hiss political career. obama national press secretary ben labolt said the main focus for the president's re-election team was getting supporters to the polls. >> we know this all comes down to turnout. we're focused on making sure that every piece of that operation is up and running at 4:00 a.m. on the east coast tomorrow morning. >> suarez: who is out there? is there an army of volunteers that didn't deploy? what are they doing? for?are they looking >> they are and they're local. we're not talking about importing people into states where they haven't lived. that's the value of having an organization that we built ov
CNN
Nov 5, 2012 2:00am PST
springsteen holding rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moines, iowa. governor romney has been in stanford, florida, lynchberg and fairfax, virginia, columbus, ohio, and manchester, ohio, and it wouldn't be an election without a legal mess in florida. voters reporting lines up to seven hours long at some south florida early polling stations. but at the end of the day, tomorrow, it will all possibly be about ohio. the president holding a slim lead in the buckeye state in the polls. in this exclusive interview with cnn, john boehner of ohio says he believes that his state could just swing red. >> polls don't win the elections, voters do. i've been around ohio. i've done this trip around ohio for a lot of presidential races in the past. and i think ohioans vote with their wallets. that's why i think romney will win on tuesday. >> we're blanketing the battle grounds with our cnn reporters. john berman, of course, following that for us this morning. >> good morning. first up is florida. swing state considered a must win particularly for mitt romney. the most recent polling there has
FOX Business
Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
expect in columbus, ohio, last night. even though he had bruce springsteen and jay-z warming up the crowd. the nationwide arena looks half empty from the pictures. sandra smith is tracking swing states in the united states. that would include ohio. sandra, which is the key county, killer county in ohio? >> i have circled them. hamilton is the in the southwest corner this is the county which since gnaty is us whoed. important to know why we're watching that. hamilton where columbus lies. specifically watching cincinnati the poverty rate is very high. among the highest in the state. and by the way, this was a key win for president obama in the last election. a democrat won, president obama, for the first time in the last election dating back to 1964. so that will be key to watch tonight. then there's columbus. this of course houses ohio state university, about 60,000 students live in the columbus area. that too is going to be key to watch tonight. as the younger crowd is obviously going to be a big focus there. stuart, as we continue to watch results come in, 7:30 closing as well at that ti
FOX News
Nov 5, 2012 8:00am PST
cleveland. will carry perhaps the core of columbus and will carry cincinnati. you have to look at the exurbs to see what happens there. these are places the republican can be counted on to get 60 to 70% of the vote. does the democrat cut into that margin by two or three or four points or not? or use the urban vote come up, city core vote come up three or four points to outweigh that. a couple of places to look interesting. if you go to ohio's earn border, you're talking coal country. as you know governor romney really pushed the coal issue pretty hard. we're talking about some issues like jefferson county ohio, which is where steubenville is, obama won that race by 76 votes i believe last time. watch for that to see if it flips back. i suspect it will go over into the red column or the other end of the state, go to defiance. defiance is republican country. there is general motors plant there though. will the auto bailout pay off there? remember defiance is where governor romney first made his comments about jeep jobs going to china. jon: ohio could be a long night there. what about new hamps
CW
Nov 6, 2012 9:00pm CST
, hello sir. >> i am in columbus ohio tonight and... you push away blacks you push away labor and they stayed away. sir i'm sure you are aware that your son has been reelected in his district tonight and i'm sure that makes you very happy but a lot of us are wondering why there wasn't a campaign headquarters or someone here to talk to about that. because doing this expression again thankful for the people expressing things but he is under medical volition right now and we pray for his recovery. your daughter in law sandy junior's wife fights for it. listen let me assure you that johnson is a businessman a wife in the city council person. but the focus has been on his health. >> high rev. this is cliff and of course let me say to john that i talked to dennis today was on my show every thursday. the gentleman is great and people ask me can he come on a regular basis and people just love him. >> the rev. should think about supporting sandy his daughter in law. >> there is a negative campaign tried to suppress the vote as becoming stimulus i think people will wait until they
FOX News
Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
he could to get as many people out to the polls as possible. as he said in columbus he said not only was he going to do that work but he implored his supporters to do it as well. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. perhaps some of your friends and family have not made up their minds who they are going to vote for. when you talk to hem ask to go beyond the speeches and the ads and the attacks and look at the record. talk is cheap but a record is real and it's earned. bill: as promised, this what is we were waiting for ... martha: who are those two people? i don't recognize them from the back. bill: this is governor romney and his wife ann cast their ballot for ... you can take one guess what's happening there. this is in their hometown of massachusetts. it's a hotbed of democratic votes. i have to cut into those votes to have a chance in ohio. later he goes to pittsburgh. if you look at the mate was all red. a sea of red with one exception, that was allegheny county where president obama won there. governor romney will be there pat 3:00. martha: a lot of questions about pennsylvania.
FOX News
Nov 5, 2012 3:00am PST
of the badgering done in person or over the air waves impacted early voting. here in columbus, the line stretched out of the door and in the parking lot and people waited in line for two hours to cast a ballot. some of the churches loaded up people on buss and drove them to early voting location. and spokesman said this is resulting in a big surge for president obama. and that is why they fought so hard to keep early voting open in the final weekend leading up to the election here in ohio. associated press reported republicans and democrats, democrats lead by six percent. we can show you video of the absentee ballots and republican response to that. spokesman said they anticipated all along that democrats would lead with early voting, however, the lead is not significant as it was in the last election. they say viewer democrats showed up for early vote more republicans showed up. both sides are predicting a narrow margin of victory and lawyered up have observers here in the polling locations. and every vote counts and every vote will be scrutinized. >> steve: thank you for the live report. everyb
CNBC
Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
in columbus. good evening. >> good evening, carl. as the world watches ohio, ohio is watching ohio. ohio state university and election night is an event. we have several hundred students from all political persuasions that are watching here. remember, no republican has won the white house without winning ohio. that's not to say that governor romney can't do it, but it makes it a lot harder if he does not win. that explains why the governor was in ohio twice in the last 24 hours. in cleveland today, here in columbus yesterday. it also explains why president obama was here in one of his last stops on his last campaign in columbus last night. vice president biden here today as well. we are awaiting momentarily a briefing by the ohio secretary of state as the polls are about to close. we will be bringing that to you if there's anything notable there. has this gotten voters' attention, you bet it has. take a look at the scenes a short time ago outside this building, the ohio union, where as many as 500 students were lined up to vote as the polls were closing. and these lines have been going out the
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 2:35am EST
apart in columbus. >> here is the thing, ohio, we know what change looks like. and what he is selling ain't it. >> reporter: the president has mega rock star power, bruce springsteen and jay-z who took creative liberty with his song, swapping out a curse word for a political statement. in wisconsin, the president showed a hint of nostalgia and acknowledged no matter what happens, this is it, the last day on the trail in his final campaign. with a noticeably hoarse voice he asked for four more years. >> we know weep have got more work to do. >> reporter: the president has . but romney is not going down without a fight. >> we ask you to stay at it all the way until victory on tuesday night is clear. >> reporter: the race deadlocked for weeks. but the president opened up a slim lead in the tracking poll. each campaign is projecting confidence in their ground games in the battleground. >> they believe it is all about turnout. >> president obama will be back here in his hometown of chicago tonight. watching the election results come in. he is going to do a dozen television intervutz. he ha
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 6:00am EST
in columbus, ohio. carol, let's get a little bit of a different feeling there this morning. >> oh, things are so much calmer now. but as you said, john, it was ohio, ohio, ohio yesterday. voters were excited to get to the polls. i spent most of my day yesterday in hamilton county in the southwestern portion of the state near cincinnati and voter turnout was extraordinarily high. i'm now in columbus, which is the center of the state, and i decided to get the newspapers for you because i'm an old-fashioned kind of gal and i thought you'd want to see the headlines. the first one says obama wins ohio. can you see that? and a second edition will come out later today, the best is yet to come. and this headline is really telling. because ohioans are really hoping the best is yet to come. mostly voters voted for obama because he supported the auto bailout. a lot of them kept their jobs because of that bailout. there was that really negative ad released by the romney campaign that sort of turned voters off here, because that campaign ad said that the car companies were going to move their jobs to
NBC
Nov 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
to columbus. but the murder rate here is now six times the national average, and police say more than two thirds of the deaths are drug-related. >> i think the cartels are smart, they realize we're putting efforts on the southwest border, and not paying attention to the third border, the caribbean, so now they exploit that. >> reporter: this is one of the main areas through puerto rico, officials say more than 80% will end up in the continental united states. the drugs come from venezuela, puerto rico, and new york. and places like florida >> do you feel ignored? >> certainly, we are banging on washington's door. >> reporter: the outgoing governor says that the island desperately needs more federal help. >> we are american citizens and we deserve to be protected. >> reporter: few people share that frustration more than the romero family. >> tough -- tough. >> a hero has died. >> reporter: on the night of his 20th birthday last year, their son, julian, was walking down a well-lit street in san juan, and he was stabbed three times during a robbery, and died, after trying to protect his girl
NBC
Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
in columbus, ohio. speaking of the boss, it was in his home state of new jersey where officials are making sure voters can cast their ballots despite the devastation from hurricane sandy. voters whose polling places were flooded were busy filling out forms yesterday to cast provisional ballots. in florida and other key battleground states with early voting there are reports of robo calls incorrectly telling voters they can cast ballots over the telephone. >>> and during halftime of monday night football espn's chris berman interviewed both president obama and governor mitt romney. he asked mr. romney what he's learned about himself and then to mr. obama who likens politics to sports. we begin with mr. romney. >> this campaign process goes on a couple of years. lots of flights, lots of trips, and what i found that surprised me is the more events i did, the more energy i seemed to get. >> in sports it's about winning championships. interesting in politics, it's not winning elections, it's making sure that you're delivering for the folks who sent you. >> later the president predicted a super
NBC
Nov 7, 2012 4:00am PST
's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell has been following that for us. she joins us live from columbus, ohio, with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. democrats have a lot to celebrate beyond the president eefs re-election. they will hold control of the senate and key to that were important races that got a lot of attention this year. in massachusetts, elizabeth warren is now senator elect, defeating scott brown, the republican, who only a couple of years ago had been the first of the tea party wave that was able to take on a seat long held by ted kennedy, a big change there, pickup for democrats. in indiana, a red, red state, instead of expecting that to go republican, it was, in fact, a republican mistake, if you will where joe donnelly, now the democrat is taking that seat after richard mourdock had made comments about rape and pregnancy that got a lot of attention. similar scenario happened in missouri, another red state that republicans had hoped to take back, but todd akin made comments that angered voters through the year. claire mccaskill, a democrat goe
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
. americans are going to the polls now. you see long lines this morning in columbus, ohio perhaps the key swing state. mitt romney and paul ryan are campaigning to the right now. they landed shortly after vice president biden, that's air force two making an unannounced stop this cleveland before going to chicago to join president obama tahman bradley joins us live. >> reporter: good afternoon from boston the most expensive election in history is in the hands of voters. mitt romney on the ground in ohio, hunting for last minute votes. they cast their ballots this morning hoping republicans in key swing states do the same, heading out for a final push in pennsylvania and ohio romney was brimming with confidence about his chances in the buckeye state. >> feel great about ohio. >> reporter: the romney campaign needs to overcome president obama's advantage. poll shows mr. obama a three point edge many romney tracked a large -- large crowd last night. >> your votes and your work in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: president obama and the fi
NBC
Nov 6, 2012 4:30am EST
event in columbus, ohio. in the boss's state of new jersey officials are making sure people can cast their ballots despite the devastation from hurricane sandy. people cast provisional ballots. in florida and key battleground states with reporting, there are reports of robo calls incorrectly telling people they can cast votes over the phone. and in last night's halftime show chris berman interviewed president obama and mitt romney. we begin with mr. romney. >> this campaign process goes on a couple of years. lots of flights, lots of trips. what i found that surprised me is the more events i did, the more energy i seemed to get. >> in sports it's about winning championships. interesting in politics, it's not winning elections, it's making sure that you're delivering for the folks who sent you. >> speaking of sports, president obama predikded a victory for his chicago bears. >>> people in countries around the world pay a lot more attention to the american presidential election than you might thing. michelle is in london with more on that. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: absolutely
NBC
Nov 12, 2012 4:30am EST
this morning. detroit, cleveland, columbus, all of you in the state of ohio, indianapolis, it's raining right now. it's all light rain, but you definitely want the umbrella as you head in and out of the car this morning and across the state of kentucky. it looks like this rain will hold off the eastern seaboard during the day today, so you do not need the umbrella. we're clear and cold back here in the midwest after this big storm system. the good news for the east coast, it looks like the rain tomorrow morning will clear by tomorrow afternoon. >> did you say rain tomorrow morning? >> just a little bit, yep. >> see, and it was such a nice day yesterday and then today. >> can't last this time of year. >> okay. >>> let's head now to some entertainment news. bond took over the box office this weekend. "skyfall", the 23rd installment in the 007 franchise scored the highest ever opening for a bond film. it was the fourth highest opening of the year. "lincoln" also fared well, making close to $1 million in just 11 theaters before its wide release this weekend. here's a fun fact for you. daniel day-
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 5:30am EST
in columbus ohio, obama asked for four more years in the white house. >> the reason why we are here is because we got more work to do. our work is not yet done.>> reporter: romney said it's time for new leadership. >> you hope president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together. and to solve problems. he hasn't. i will. >> reporter: romney's running mate paul ryan echoed that thought while campaigning in to set for this. we can do better than this. this may be the best that barack obama can offer but this is not the best america can have. >> reporter: vice president joe biden told the crowd in sterling virginia that obama is the best choice. >> prtion elections are all about character. -- presidential elections are about character the most important infreedient to lead the nation and world and president obama has the character of his convictions. >> reporter: voters in dixville notch were the first to cast votes and they opened the polls at midnight since 1960 but for the first time the vote was tied. obama and romney got 5 votes each. in hearts location new hampshire preside
FOX
Nov 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
and the city of columbus. they will end tonight in their respective hometown. for president obama, that would be chicago, illinois, where he will talk to his supporters, win or lose tomorrow. the same for mitt romney and in boston, massachusetts, brian by this time tomorrow night, we will probably still not know who won but at least we'll be further along the path than we were right now. >> and we have about 20 seconds here, tom. have either campaigns started lining up lawyers in case it's as close as we expect? >> actually and in all seriousness, brian, they have throughout all 50 states, there are challenged lawyers hired by the attorneys, especially in ohio tonight. we can expect to so legal action if that vote tonight gets critical and ohio is the bell weather of deciding the entire thing. >> tom fitzgerald tonight. >>> is it for us on the news edge special, you decide 2012. back here at 10 on the news edge at 11. as always. hope to see you then.
CNN
Nov 5, 2012 8:00am PST
on air force one with the president as he heads to his next stop in columbus, ohio. will also go go to the third stop in ohio. last night was stevie wonder and other performers over the last few weeks to draw the big crowds to these events but also to energize the base to make sure that folks not only get out to vote but as they've been pushing for the last few weeks, they get out and vote early. they've been using thooiz these superstars, if you will, in the music world, to provide energy to this campaign, get the voters out there, which will be critical on election day. >> people who cover campaigns for a living and there are many of us here at cnn, they get a feel on a day like today. they get a feel from the campaign themselves, made a lot of close ties within the obama campaign at this point. what is that feel when it comes to how they are doing today? they'll all tell you they're optimistic, but do you get that sense. >> reporter: i am getting the sense that they're more and more optimistic. the reason is they point to the ground game. back to 2008, they had a very established
FOX News
Nov 6, 2012 1:00am PST
in ohio yesterday. they were in columbus. mitt romney made stops in columbus. we expect mitt romney will be at the airport around 11:30 today. joe biden expected to at 11:00. rural areas oare republican. that's why ohio is a swing state. >> live for us in cleveland. thank you. >> thank you patti ann. >> ohio/new hampshire. new hampshire is a dead heat ohio is close. there is intensities with romney and republicans will be counted in the polls anyway. if romney does that he wins. colorado is a dead heat and wisconsin has been republican for the last two years through the mid term elections and three recalls. they have the favorite son paul ryan. finally obama doesn't win the state. >> got all that? what can we expect tonight out of the crucial battle ground state. fox news contributor advisor of co host campaign insiders is with me every weekend. >>> ohio we heard the reporters say does it all come down to ohio? >> i think the simplest way for governor romney to win is to win ohio. by contrast for president obama with charles krauthammer is for governor romney to win ohio from presid
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 5:00am PST
. today each will rally their supporters in columbus. the president will return to his home in chicago tonight. t.j. winick joins us from chicago. >> reporter: election day may not be until tomorrow, 27 million americans have already cast their vote. a scene of how close the obama campaign believes in could be the president appeared in new hampshire, which only has four electoral votes. >> the president: we are no longer relevant now. we are props. because what has happened is now the campaign falls on these 25-year-old kids out there knocking on doors, making calls. >> reporter: he was joined by bill clinton, who mocked romney's pitch. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are, just be disappointed and look at me, i look like a president. and i talk like one. and i'm telling you it is all going to be all right if you elect me. >> reporter: with one day to go, candidates crisscrossed the battle states, romney 14 stops in seven states, president obama, 14 stops in eight states. both claim victory is within reach. >> he's hoping we'll settle. americans don't settle. we bu
NBC
Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
way to winning this state. >> reporter: governor romney left a second virginia stop for ohio, columbus, planning to end up in new hampshire. president obama would head out of ohio for iowa. for his final frantic day. back live in cincinnati, ohio. here in the state of ohio tomorrow, republican poll watchers say they could challenge tens of thousands of ballots, which could mean if the race here is as close as the pre-vote polls indicate, no ohio results in the race for the white house for ten days. i'm steve handelsman, news4, cincinnati. >> vice president joe biden was in virginia today campaigning. he spoke this morning at heritage farms in sterling. the vice president told the crowd that president obama would ensure a better future for all generations of americans. democratic senate candidate tim kaine also spoke at that rally today. we'll have more on governor romney's big push for voters in fairfax in the next half hour. >>> there is a last-minute show of support tonight for the ballot measure question 6 in maryland. that measure would allow same-sex marriage in that state, and to
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 5:00am EST
costello in columbus, ohio. it looks a little cold this morning, carol. >> reporter: it is pretty cold, but i'm telling you people here in ohio are happy, john, because ohio's long election night is finally over. now when they watch television they can see cheesy car commercials and they are very, very happy about that. what issue was it that won ohio for obama? it was the auto industry bailout. people here, especially in the northern and upper half of the state, supported the auto industry because many of them work in the auto industry. they think the bailout helped save their jobs. and talking about attack ads, can you issue one attack ad too many? i think so. and i think the election in ohio proved that. the romney campaign released that ad and judd avalon knows about that saying they are going to move jobs. a lot of voters didn't like being lied to in that particular way. a lot of voters told me that's why they voted. ohio put obama over the top and was a deciding state once again. >> everyone was so concerned about the provisional ballots, would they keep this election hanging on
CNBC
Nov 6, 2012 9:00am EST
will it means court battles like we saw in florida in 2000. we're joined now from columbus, ohio. good morning, scott. >> reporter: good morning, carl. if it is close, even remotely as close as florida 2000, there are a lot of people who say the legal battles could make florida 2000 look like child's play. we'll have more on that later in the program. ohio is a tricky state. economically and so on which we'll also get to in a moment. i want to tell you about turnout. 1.8 million absentee ballots sent out in ohio. that's a record. as you can see, the students have been turning out here at ohio state university so there is a youth vote turnout as well. it is a tricky state in the campaign narrative this time around. the question is who gets credit for an economy that's doing better than the rest of the country? is it the auto bailout and stimulus? give credit to the president? or did all of this happen in spite of the president and with thanks to the state's republican governor who was on "meet the press" on sunday. >> we made ohio safe for business expansion. we balanced our budget. running hal
CNN
Nov 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
. >>> president obama getting ready to speak at a rally in columbus, ohio. we'll go there when we see him. meanwhile, we're going to quickly which can in on three of the battleground states that we expect potentially decide this presidential election. let's start with ohio. its 18 electoral votes are crucial. you've heard it a million times by now. but history show that is republicans don't win the white house if they don't carry ohio. president obama won ohio back in 2008. george bush barely carried ohio in 2004. cnn's martin savidge joins us from cleveland. early voting, martin, very important for the president. how's it looking where you are in cleveland right now? >> reporter: well, at least the cnn poll of the early voters seem to be going very much in president obama's favor. let me point out something here. the early voting has finally come to an end in the state of ohio. the reason i say finally is it began october 2nd. it ended at 2:00 this afternoon. the complete tallies for the state are not up. but up until friday, 1.6 million early votes were cast. of that, 1.1 million were a
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 1:40am PST
, columbus, ohio. >>> nightmare scenario, ron. all right, thank you. >>> well, 2012 presidential election already made history with a record number of early voters. about 46 million americans, more than one out of every three voters, cast an early ballot this year. our latest polling shows president obama has a narrow three-point lead among those who voted before today. >>> and, of course, there are also 33 senate races to be decided today in addition to the presidential race. among the highest profile races, the one in massachusetts between democrat elizabeth warren and incumbent scott brown, two former governors are facing off in virginia. a democrat, tim kaine, taking on republican george allen. in missouri, claire mccaskill faces republican todd akin. the race, remember, gained national attention after akin's comments about rape and pregnancy. >>> on top of that, several hot button social issues on the ballot for voters to decide. gay marriage is on the ballot in four states. maryland, maine, washington, and minnesota. immigration questions will be answered in several states as well i
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